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United Thank Offering presents the Inaugural Great EpisGOpal Race!

June 8, 2020
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The United Thank Offering (UTO) invites all to support the 2020 Ingathering by joining them in gratitude, grabbing a pair of sneakers, and racing YOUR way in the Great EpisGOpal Virtual Race. Anytime between July 22 – July 31, choose a preferred mode and distance and race to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Participants can bike a 10K, run a half marathon, skate a mile, and more—the options are limitless. All of the funds that are raised will be collected for the 2020 UTO Ingathering and dispersed to ministries responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking for some friendly competition? Start a team with friends, church, or diocese and see how far the team can collectively go. Prefer to keep your sneakers in the closet? Sign up and invite others to donate to a personal page. Registration is just $15 with the option to purchase a race shirt with an amazing original design by Chris Corbin.

UTO is pleased to announce the Great EpisGOpal Virtual Race ambassadors: Anna Fitch Courie (Facebook: Anna Fitch Courie – AuthorInstagram and Twitter: @christwalk1) and David Peters (Facebook: David W. Peters; Instagram: @david_w_peters; TikTok: @davidwpeters). Follow Anna and David on social media to follow along with their race journeys. UTO is also extremely grateful to race sponsor The Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota.

With a whole week to complete the event, UTO asks that participants please adhere to all CDC recommended social distancing guidelines, maintain a safe distance from others, and avoid trails and walking paths during peak times.

To learn about other ways to participate and sign up, visit And be sure to join the event page on Facebook: to share how you are preparing or participating with the virtual race community.